We Are Suffering A Moral Deficiency

Moral Deficiency

GOD does NOT tolerate the foolish. The foolish are those who are morally deficient and are prone to do what is considered evil in the eyes of God. Now do not confuse this type of person with a simple/naive person (easily controlled/deceived). That is, a person who is need of moral guidance, and could be persuaded to do evil things. So how do we tell the difference?

                                                   CHARACTERISTICS OF A FOOL

  1. No moral absolute

The definition of a moral absolute is: Having a moral absolute is the ethical belief that there are absolute standards against which moral questions can be judged, and that certain actions are right or wrong, regardless of the context of the act. So the lack of means that they do not care to understand the difference between what is right or wrong. These individuals will act immorally and think they are doing things that are acceptable.

  1. Total disregard to authority

A fool does not believe that anyone has authority over their actions and will what those with a moral compass consider as wrong. These individuals do not care nor recognize consequences for their actions.

  1. Total disregard to others

These individuals do not care if their actions hurt or help others and only have concern for themselves

  1. Arrogant

These individuals have and/or show a high or excessively high opinion of oneself or one’s importance. Basically those who feel they are superior to others whose opinions do not matter.

  1. Proud

This person feels deep pleasure or satisfaction as a result of one’s own achievements, qualities, or possessions or those of someone with whom one is closely associated

  1. Lack of self-control

This person acts on impulses and is prone to follow through with temptations all the time. Acts without fearing consequence. Conducting oneself in a manner that does not conform to what is considered right ethically and morally. 

God’s response to these types of people is:

Out in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square; on top of the wall she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech: “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? Repent at my rebuke!
Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings. But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand, since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke, I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you— when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you. “Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me, since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the Lord. Since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes. For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.”

Proverbs 1:20-33

Then we have people in the last decade who have been deceived into believing right is wrong and wrong is right. Mostly regarding biological mistreatments of gender. Have you seen pictures of what this has created? Most are youth who follow mainstream society and the popular people and believe that their ways are correct while not seeing the double standards that are placed right in front of them and come out of their mouths. They believe they are making positive changes when they are really destroying the very fabric of their own lives and taking many good people with them.

We have witnessed recently folks with a very poor moral compass and those who are the “victims” speaking out. Yes those who believe they did was considered normal behavior in a certain industry are lacking a moral compass and are being punished. Yet some of the victims who spoke out and try to parade themselves around asking for pity are those who would return to being victims for popularity purposes (i.e. Hollywood “casting couches” submitting themselves to others lusts to get a job). They go back to it because that is the only thing they know.

Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.” (NKJV) 

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” (ESV)

Don’t be fooled. “Bad company ruins good character.” (CJB)

Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” (NIV)

“Bad company ruins good manners.” (The Message)

1 Corinthians 15:33

Can it be said any clearer?

This is a world-wide epidemic.  

There are Christians that live outside the principles found in Scripture. These individuals proclaim Christ but do not act the way they know they should. In fact they continue to live their lives the way they did before submitting to Christ.

For those who want to continue in live in foolishness and then face the consequences of the choice of living in foolishness, I like to give you this Word of Wisdom: Never Complain About What You Permit.

In other words, if you truly believe that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior, follow His earthly teachings and God’s Laws and statutes. Here is a hint, Jesus did not abolish the laws but fulfilled them. The only things we are no longer bound to, are the sacrificial laws and the fact that we are not to carry out the punishments unless appointed by God. 

It has gotten to the point where even large church organizations have fallen into the trap of the Devil and even though they are correct in bringing all sinners into the church, they are wrong when they say to the sexually immoral and confused, thieves, murderers, etc., we accept you and you can continue living this lifestyle. Jesus tells us to accept all people but He specifically says, to them “Go and sin no more.” If we accept their sinful ways without caring and helping them work through their sin, then we are just as guilty (yes Scripture tells us this).

There is a stark difference between Christ-based individuals and those who go to church act like a Christian then go home and continue their sinful lives. There is NO double standard.  
My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, “Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood; let us ambush the innocent without reason; like Sheol let us swallow them alive, and whole, like those who go down to the pit; we shall find all precious goods, we shall fill our houses with plunder; throw in your lot among us; we will all have one purse”— my son, do not walk in the way with them; hold back your foot from their paths, for their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood. For in vain is a net spread in the sight of any bird, but these men lie in wait for their own blood; they set an ambush for their own lives. Such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain; it takes away the life of its possessors.     Proverbs 1:10-19    

For your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths. The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them; the cords of their sins hold them fast. For lack of discipline they will die, led astray by their own great folly. Proverbs 5:21-23

Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. Matthew 7:6
Brothers and Sisters, we are living in a very rough age where we are considered to be wrong by many. Christians do have an edge and we do have representation that is actually doing good and a return to good morals is on the horizon. This does not mean we are winning the spiritual war but we are regaining the upper hand in the battle against Satan.

Do not let this slow victory relax but keep moving forward in correcting those who are against God. We know the final outcome and we know that there will be a time when it is the darkest. This is our tribulation, we will succeed.  

Proverbs: Instruction for Right Life

King Solomon, when he was given the crown and praying did not ask God for riches, an enlarged kingdom or anything of the sort. He asked for wisdom and that God would be His guide throughout his reign. God not only made him wise but also provided the means to become very rich and powerful. This was a blessing and a curse as we now that even though Solomon had the first Temple built, he also went against the teachings of God and did many ungodly and immoral things later in life. One of the best things and the way he was forgiven was his imparting godly wisdom to his children.
In Proverbs, Solomon gave much direction and clarification on doing what is right and wrong, then providing the rewards and punishments that would follow. His Proverbs were taught in American public schools through the early 1920’s but somehow, some Americans stopped listening to then and followed their own hearts. Was this a test of the Adversary, a rebellion against God, or just people trying to teach the children about God in their homes instead of school. One thing to remember, at this time there were people who were already tempted by wealth and the other seven deadly sins as spoken by the Holy Roman Catholic Church as well as this being a still young country and slowly moving to capitalism. How do we entice people in our current era to get back on track with God? How do we, as Christians, pronounce the wrongs of world society and make the world right in God’s eyes again? I believe the best start is written in the Proverbs Because David, Solomon, and those who followed in the wisdom books knew right from wrong. The best way to learn is by recognizing our faults, finding the correction in God’s Word, and making things right.
There are a few Proverbs that I’d like to point out that I found while I was doing a short study this morning. But first, let us pray:
Father God, Supplier, Redeemer, Savior, Friend, Thank You for today. Father, teach us you wisdom through the Proverbs that were written so many years ago and are still, if not even more, relevant today. Guide and direct us to Your loving arms so that Your Word may correct and protect us from the Adversary and his mark in the world. Grant us insight so we may understand Your thoughts and live a life in You Father God. Thank You for Your Son, Jesus, without whom we are fully lost. In Your Grace and Mercy we are saved. Father, we pray this in Jesus name, AMEN
There is a Proverb about too much time sleeping (being lazy) that the entitlement generation needs to hear:
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man. Proverbs 6:10-11
Those that believe they can be lazy and rely on the government for means of living have another thing coming. The biblical consequence is to live in poverty and always wanting but never receiving enough. The consequence of a believer who is lazy in their faith: the lack of living for God and doing His work may lead to looking through the window at the great feast in the Kingdom.
Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered. Proverbs 21:13
Not having an active faith will close Jesus ears to our prayers. If we truly believe and are in Jesus, doing the things He asks of us we will be rewarded, Hearing the cry of those in need and ignoring them is akin to ignoring God.
Whoever loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich. Proverbs 21:17
Living too much in the world and depending on it for happiness will never truly know the full Love of God. Dependence on worldly things for survival and not putting your trust in God will lead to unhappiness, loneliness, and poverty.
Receiving a reward for your labor requires doing the work as prescribed. This works in two ways: You must work for what you earn and follow the law for the higher reward. Those who believe must also be. Solomon understood that following God’s Word is more important than having riches on this earth. It is more important than engrossing ourselves in the pleasures of this world.
God’s Word provides for us instructions on living a good simple life without desires for anything outside of the basic means of being alive. When the people voted to remove God’s Word from the public school system (which was created initially by Christians by the way), it created an entrance for the Adversary to tempt and control us through earthly means. We have become numb to this and God’s Word has been modified, mistranslated, and corrupted to ease the society into a belief that is not truly of God.
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, it is time to stand up for what is right, our faith is consistently in danger. Look at the school systems that provide for other religions and call it a deeper understanding of the other faith systems while leaving Christ out and corrupting the minds of our youth through telling them that certain immoral behaviors are ok. Is this truly how we want the future generations to live so that they may die and never see God? Stand Firm do not be moved by our iniquities but be moved by the Holy Spirit to do what is right in the eyes of God and not our own. Live for Him not against Him. Laugh for the Joy of the Lord is good. Love but understand when it needs to be tough love. Show God’s Grace and Mercy in our lives so others may desire God living in them as they see it in us. And Last but not least, Keep God’s Word in your heart, meditate on it daily and live as He desires of us, trusting in His Mercy and Grace.
God Bless